Our ancestors have been basketmakers for generations – passing knowledge and techniques on to their children and grandchildren.
Baskets are made for utilitarian purposes, i.e. storage baskets, utility baskets, berry baskets, yarn baskets, cake baskets, even car baskets which were used in the early days to put in between the two front car seats to keep lunches or to hold personal items.
Each Nation has its own style of baskets. The Hodinöhsö:ni’ used black ash wood splints, sometimes using wood handles, dyed splints, curly cues, colored cords, Chinese hemp, porcupine quills, potato stamps and sweetgrass.